The bustling alpine town of Chamonix is steeped in history with a reputation as the Extreme Sports Capital of Europe. The mountains and hills surrounding the town are the ideal playground for a number of adventure sports such as mountaineeringhikingcanyoningclimbing and mountain biking


The Town

The town itself is nestled at the bottom of a steep sided valley with beautiful mountain views on all sides. It is a fully functioning town year round with a full range of amenities including supermarkets, shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, a sports centre, climbing walls, swimming pool and a cinema. Chamonix has a very cosmopolitan feel with a wide range of people from all over the world and all walks of life brought together through a love of the mountains. The nightlife in Chamonix is as good as you would expect with a wide variety of bars to suit everyone’s tastes.


The lift and hut network offer outstanding access to a huge variety of terrain from rolling hills to jagged mountain giants. There is something available for all ability levels, whether you are looking for a gentle walk or an alpine test piece there are plenty of world class options to go at.

UCPA Centre

The UCPA centre in Chamonix is perfectly located just 2 minutes walk from the town square and the main bars. The centre is a refurbished Victorian building complete with sports bar, night club, dining hall, ski rooms and social areas. Twin and hostel style rooms are both available at Chamonix all with sink and shower ensuite and toilets close by. ​

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  • The food offers great variety, choice (several options each night), quantity (as much as you want) and quality is decent (7/10). Cheese and yoghurts coming out of your ears, packed lunch option, afternoon...
    Anna R
  • There is always a range of ages, nationalities, mixtures of solo travellers, couples, groups etc. We have booked as a group of 6, a group of 36 (no joke) and even just me and my boyfriend – it works for all.
    Anna R
  • Lunch and dinner were epic. Buffet style with delicious and varied options each day and night. Not cheap foods either - Full roast chickens, ribs, roast beef, etc. Unreal!
    Ron H
  • The food is PHENOMENAL at UCPA – brilliant for those with eyes bigger than their belly. 
    Asim A
  • No matter how hard you try, when you book everything separately (especially with the Euro and price of food at the moment), you will never beat UCPA.
    Anna R
  • UCPA is a unique and brilliant experience, I would not describe it as a hotel but also not hostel it is somewhere in-between. Its a place where meeting people and making friends...
    Peter E
  • We all appreciate that we are inside one of those perfect moments, heightened by the expectation of another afternoon riding the perfect, untracked powder that our instructor...
    Matt J